Mascara is an essential part of every makeup kit. TBH, I can’t imagine stepping out of the house without applying two coats of my favourite mascara, even on days when I don’t wear any other makeup. Simply because it is one product that instantly opens up my eyes and makes my lashes look longer and thicker. 

Now given my love for the product, I’ve also had to deal with the problem of flaky, dry and clumped up mascara from time to time. But being the beauty sleuth that I am, I found myself a hack that works like a charm. Try this under-a-minute trick to make your mascara as good as new! 

How to fix dried up mascara

You will need: Lens solution

Step 1: Open the tube of your dried up mascara.

Step 2: Add a few (preferably three to four) drops of lens/saline solution to the mascara tube.

Step 3: Close the tube and warm it up by rubbing the tube between your palms for a minute.

Alternatively, if you don’t have lens solution, here’s another trick that will do the job.

How to fix dried up mascara

You will need: A glass of hot water

Step 1: Fill a glass or mug with hot water.

Step 2: Dip the closed mascara tube in it and let stay for a few minutes.

Step 3: If your mascara wand has collected dry and flaky product, run hot water over it until squeaky clean. Wipe and then dip it back in the tube.

P.S. The lifespan of mascara is three to five months. We suggest you get rid of the product once it exceeds that time to avoid problems such as eye infections. 

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